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Sen. Graham continues to push for Boston bomber to be ‘enemy combatant’

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham held a press conference on Monday to express his disappointment that Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was not being treated as an enemy combatant. Though Graham said the 19-year-old suspect should be treated as an enemy combatant for interrogation purposes, he agreed with the decision…

Ingraham pushes for an end to all Muslim immigration

Right-wing radio host Laura Ingraham announced on her program Monday that she’s long believed the United States should shut down all immigration from central Asia and any nation with a majority Muslim population. Going even further, Ingraham said she’s not sure why the U.S. allows people from central Asia either,…

Gun group chief: Liberals OK with liberals dying in Boston to force more gun control

Larry Pratt, the head of the lobbying group Gun Owners of America, recently agreed with a pair of conservative Internet TV hosts who asserted that liberals didn’t mind if other liberals were killed in bombings like the one in Boston last week because “they are like the Chinese” and “they…

Fox News host proposes putting ‘listening devices’ in mosques after Boston bombing

After falsely painting the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing as frequent visitors to a local mosque, Fox News host Brian Kilmeade called for authorities to spy on mosques, despite evidence such tactics did not help any criminal investigations. “I think that we should be able to put in listening…

Grassley flips out: ‘I didn’t say that!’ about using bombing to delay immigration reform

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on Monday became irate and yelled at Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) during a Senate hearing at the suggestion that he had used last week’s Boston Marathon bombing to try and delay immigration reform. At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Friday, Grassley had said that knowing…

Republican lawmaker defends call to torture: ‘Me, bin Laden and a baseball bat’

New York state Sen. Greg Ball (R) on Monday doubled down on his call to torture the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, saying that if he had the same opportunity after the attacks September 11, 2011, ‘it would have been me Osama bin Laden and a baseball bat.” In a tweet…

FCC chairman personally excuses Boston Red Sox player’s televised f-bomb

Federal Communications Chairman Julius Genachowski, who announced his retirement last month, said Saturday that Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz would not receive the regulatory agency’s scrutiny over his use of the word “fucking” during an impassioned, off-the-cuff speech. “This is our fucking city and nobody’s going to dictate our…

Graduate student: Didn’t take long to find errors in prominent pro-austerity study

One of the graduate students at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst who found critical errors in a famous pro-austerity economic paper explained his findings to CNN. In video uploaded to YouTube on Sunday, Thomas Herndon said “it didn’t take me long to locate the error” once he obtained the data…

CNN asks torture proponent Alberto Gonzales about how to ‘keep America America’

The man who convinced President George W. Bush to reinterpret the Geneva Convention’s prohibitions on torture on Sunday declared that “we can never be safe in a society like ours” and terrorists will always want to attack America because they are “unhappy about U.S. foreign policy.” On Sunday, CNN’s Candy…

Bill Clinton heckled at GLAAD Awards for signing Defense of Marriage Act

Former President Bill Clinton was heckled on Saturday night while accepting an award for his support of LGBT rights. Clinton was presented the first Advocate for Change award at the GLAAD Awards in Los Angeles. While the former president was speaking out against the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which…

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